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Systems Administrator

  • Location: Lawrenceville, 30046
  • Salary: $45 - $50 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for two experienced VMware Administrators with core knowledge of Vmware 6.0 or higher using Virtual Center for administration and network layer-2 responsibility. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate technical experience with daily activities in the field of Server Hardware and Networking. Candidates should be well versed in Planning, Implementation, Administration and troubleshooting issues involved with platforms across a variety of OS servers including Microsoft Windows and Red Hat.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree is desired but not required.
• VMware Certified Professional and MCP are desired but not required.
• AWS Cloud Knowledge (clusters running on AWS).
• Bash scripting / Linus Operating System.
Preferred Experience:
• Minimum of 5+ years of experience working with VMware servers and Network Layer-2 in a production environment.
• 3-5 years of recent experience as a Kubernetes Administrator or Cloud Administrator.
• Previous experience managing, setting up, and administration of clusters.
• Exposure to storage (S3 EBS) experience with Docker for Containerization.
• Experience with Ansible or other configuration management tool knowledge.
• Responsible for running, configuring, and managing production Kubernetes clusters across several different data centers both on cloud and on premises.
• Administer, monitor, and manage large-scale production environments. Implement automated procedures for deployments of services, configuration, infrastructure.
• Work with engineering teams to design and implement application operational procedures and processes on Kubernetes.
• Support migration of workloads from a current container orchestration system (DC/OS) to Kubernetes.
• Provide customer service.
• Repair and perform preventative maintenance on systems.
• Maintain records and prepare reports.
• Extensive understanding of networking concepts, (ie, Configuration of network layer-2, TCP/IP, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN, Ethernet Port, Patch Panel virtual networking, HCI-Hyperconverged Infrastructure and SDI-Software Defined Infrastructure.
Troubleshooting and resolving LAN/WAN performance connectivity and related network problems.
• Install, configure and manage VMware vSphere environment: vCenter, App-V, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), virtual machines, datastore creation and maintenance.
• Configure vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS), VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling, High availability and Fault Tolerance.
• Virtualization: Manage and maintain virtual environments in multiple data centers; including ESXi hots, vCenter Server Appliances, and any virtual machine related tasks and provisioning. Solid scripting and automation skills.
• Provide advance troubleshooting support and problem resolution of the entire Virtualization Infrastructure with various OS platforms such as Microsoft 2008, 2012, 2016 & Linux).
• Ensure ongoing operation of systems/applications through troubleshooting, scheduling/monitoring jobs and technology-related business processes, and end user support as needed.
• Understanding of Storage Architecture, SAN environment and Health-performance-optimization monitoring of virtualized architecture.
• Understanding of security best practices for multi-tiered operating systems.
• Technical written and verbal communication skills (technical writing).
• Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

MATRIX is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.